October 29, 2014 - Industry News
The 2016 Explorer will reach showrooms next year with a new look, added capability and additional driver-assist technology, according to Ford.
Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY
Ford is recalling 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs in North American states that use road salt for snow and ice removal. Potential fuel leaks can arise from corrosion.
Tags: Lincoln, Corrosion, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Ford, Ford Edge, Mid-Size SUVs
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 Transit full-size cargo van with a Class 3 chassis expands the payload and towing capability of the van without the need for a cutaway or chassis cab model.
Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Class 3, Cargo Vans, Diesel Engines
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will offer a new driver-assist system that will reduce the severity or eliminate some frontal collisions between its vehicles and pedestrians, the company announced.
Tags: Safety Technology, Pedestrian Safety, Ford, Ford Mondeo
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.
Tags: Toyota, BMW, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Recalls, Takata, Ford, General Motors, Air Bags, NHTSA
October 16, 2014 - Product News
Ford is introducing a cargo management system and LED box lights on its 2015 F-150 pickup, as well as several new options.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Payload, Ford, Cargo Storage
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
The Electric Power Research Institute is coordinating a test with eight global automakers of an advanced software platform that would allow plug-in electric vehicles to communicate to utilities via the cloud when charging is complete.
Tags: Ford, Cloud-Based Technology, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
Ford Motor Co. has added 850 jobs to its Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich., to build the 2015 F-150 pickup truck, the company has announced.
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Vehicle Production, Light-Duty Trucks
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
The recall, which began in September, addresses a faulty fuel delivery module at risk for cracking.
Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Lincoln, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, Lincoln MKC
October 2, 2014 - Industry News
The problem is linked to defective fuel filters for the Cummins-manufactured engines.
Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Aluminum, Ford Super Duty
Ford has released the full towing and payload specifications for all four engine offerings of its 2015 F-150 pickup, claiming its revamped truck with added aluminum components offers leading towing and payload capabilities while shedding weight.
Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Ford
Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.
Tags: Ford, Nat G CNG Solutions, Vehicle Modifiers
September 26, 2014 - Industry News
The recall impacts 2013-2014 model-year Ford C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America.
Tags: Ford Escape, Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2014-MY
September 25, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van, Ford has announced.
Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, Ford Transit
September 22, 2014 - Global News
Ford will begin offering a dealer-installed telematics option for its commercial vehicles in Europe in the fourth quarter under a partnership with Telogis announced by the two companies.
Tags: Ford, Telogis, Dealers, Vehicle Options
September 22, 2014 - Industry News
The vans might have been manufactured without epoxy reinforcement on the windowless sliding doors.
Tags: 2015-MY, Ford, Ford Transit, Cargo Vans, Recalls, NHTSA
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects 70,209 2005-2008 model-year Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles and 2006-2008-MY Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles.
Tags: Ford Escape, Mercury, Mercury Mariner, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2005-MY, Ford, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
When drivers continually scan their surroundings, they can better anticipate hazards and maintain a space cushion around their vehicle. Here is some advice on driver scanning.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.
Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450
September 12, 2014 - Industry News
The recall, first reported last month, affects 133,227 2013-2014 model-year Escape and Focus ST vehicles in the U.S.
Tags: Ford Escape, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Crossovers, Ford Focus ST, Hatchbacks
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.
Tags: Order-to-Delivery Times, Ford, Ford Transit, Dealers
September 5, 2014 - Global News
Ford Motor Company's Oakville (Canada) Assembly plant now sends no operational waste-to-landfill, an achievement that gives the automaker the distinction of becoming landfill-free at all its manufacturing facilities in Canada.
Tags: Canada, Sustainability, Ford
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 F-450 Super Duty pickup truck will meet the Society of Automotive Engineers' J2807 towing standard with a capability of hauling 31,200 pounds, Ford has announced.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, Towing, Ford, Pickup Trucks
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has begun production of its 2015 Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, as it celebrates the 50th anniversary and enters the sixth generation of its pony car.
Tags: Assembly Plant, Ford Mustang, Ford, 2015-MY, Sports Cars
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